SafeLink Wireless was created by the folks at TracFone to provide free wireless phone service to folks who qualify. Prior to the advancement in wireless technology, the Lifeline program only pertained to land lines. With advancing technology and societal life style changes, TracFone realized that more and more people would benefit more from a free cell phone than free land line and thus created SafeLink Wireless.
StandUP Wireless is another company offering free government cell phones with free talk time. As of this writing, February 2018, Stand Up Wireless operates in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. As part […] Read more
TerraCom Wireless is another player in the free wireless phone arena. They participate in the government Lifeline program and offer free cell phones along with at least 500 minutes of free talk time to qualified individuals. Currently (as of February 2018), they provide free cell phone service in the following states: Arkansas Arizona Colorado Indiana Iowa […] Read more
Assurance Wireless is a program whereby qualified applicants can receive free government phones. Backed by Virgin Mobile and supported by the Lifeline Assistance program, Assurance Wireless is able to help low income individuals by providing cell phones and free talk airtime.
Life Wireless is another phone service provider offering free government phones (Android Smartphone) along with free airtime. They participate in the federal Lifeline/Link-Up program, which allows them to offer free government phones to qualified households. Life Wireless Regions Being a regional provider, Life Wireless currently offers (as of January 2018) service in the following states: […] Read more
Assist Wireless is another provider of free government cell phones. Their monthly service is not free, but the rates are extremely reasonable. Assist Wireless can provide such service as a result of the government Lifeline/Link-Up Program. Assist Wireless Plans Although they advertise as providing service in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri and Oklahoma, their website only lists […] Read more
Global Connection does not offer free government phones or cell phones, but as a participant in the government Lifeline Program, they are able to offer discounted phone service. If you qualify you can receive discounts ranging from $10 to $13.50 per month depending on the laws in your participating state. Qualifying for Discounted Phone Service […] Read more
UPDATE: Budget Mobile no longer provides service for free government phones. Budget Mobile has joined the ranks of phone companies offering free government cell phone service. In other words, they participate in the Federal Lifeline/Link Up phone program. In addition to providing a free phone, Budget Mobile offers 250 free airtime minutes. Currently there offering […] Read more
7/11/13 Update: The Conexion Wireless website is no longer functional. See our updated post on Conexion Conexion Wireless is another cell phone provider that is approved to offer free government phones and free airtime. Conexion is a regional free government phone provider. They’re currently approved to offer service in Arkansas, Maryland and West Virginia. As a […] Read more
In addition to the three major free government phone service providers, which are Assurance Wireless, ReachOut wireless and SafeLink Wireless, there are a host of regional free cell phone providers. Cintex Wireless falls under the category of regional free government phone service provider. As of February 2012, they operate in the states of Arkansas, Maine, […] Read more